jaywalker


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jay·walk

 (jā′wôk′)
intr.v. jay·walked, jay·walk·ing, jay·walks
To walk across a street in violation of traffic law, especially by crossing outside of a marked pedestrian crosswalk at an intersection.

[From jay, inexperienced person.]

jay′walk′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.jaywalker - a reckless pedestrian who crosses a street illegally
pedestrian, footer, walker - a person who travels by foot
Translations
الشّخْص المخالِف لِحَرَكَة المُرور
neukázněný chodec
fumlegænger
vigyázatlanul közlekedõ gyalogos
kærulaus gangandi vegfarandi
neatsargus pėsčiasisneatsargus vaikščiojimas per gatvę
neuzmanīgs gājējs
nedisciplinovaný chodec
sokakta dikkatsiz yürüyen kimse

jaywalker

[ˈdʒeɪˌwɔːkəʳ] Npeatón/ona m/f imprudente

jaywalker

[ˈdʒeɪwɔːkər] npiéton(ne) m/f indiscipliné(e)

jaywalker

[ˈdʒeɪˌwɔːkəʳ] npedone m indisciplinato (nell'attraversare la strada)

jaywalker

(ˈdʒeiwoːkə) noun
a person who walks carelessly among traffic. She never looks to see if there's a car coming before she crosses the road – she's a jaywalker.
ˈjaywalking noun
The police were concerned about the number of accidents involving jaywalking.
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The cop who detained the guy apparently called for reinforcement as more cops arrive at the scene to detain the jaywalker.
Another social worker said that if a jaywalker gets injured and hospitalised in an accident, the driver of the vehicle is generally detained till the victim is out of danger.
If anyone can win this case, dealing as it does with young love [there is a stunningly beautiful young girl involved], teenage bullying so seemingly endemic in our society, questions of intent and self-defense, it is Jaywalker.
It was the equivalent of a jaywalker facing a firing squad.
By comparison, Richard Nixon comes off like a jaywalker.
Henri Sisneros, a former federal prosecutor in Salt Lake City, argues that, lust as police don't haul every jaywalker off to jail, the government should choose more carefully whom to prosecute.
The winning trainer and rider then completed a double when Jaywalker won his third race of the campaign in the open lightweight, before McNamara went on to further successes, first on Michael Hourigan's Rockholm Boy in the winners' event, and then on the David Fitzgerald-trained Backed To Exact, who won division two of the six-year-old and upwards maiden.
Recently, a jaywalker was caught near Al Hail by the police and made to walk on the pedestrian bridge several times as punishment for flouting the rules.
One of those new leaders is Bob Ferguson, founder and director of the Jaywalker Lodge in Carbondale, Colo.
Architects of the planned April 18 opening of Jaywalker Lodge in Carbondale, Colo.